What information do we collect, and how is it used?
Data you willingly provide to the website: Personal information, including but not limited to your complete name and email address, may be gathered from you. An instance of this would be your voluntary submission of information to the website through actions such as posting a comment, opting for a newsletter subscription, or completing a contact form.
Automatically acquired data: Our system automatically gathers specific information concerning both your online presence and the device employed to access the website. As an illustration, when you engage with the website, we record details like your IP address, the type of operating system utilized, browser specifications, the originating website that directed you here, the pages you perused, as well as the timestamps associated with your website visits. Furthermore, we might also accumulate insights into your interactions while utilizing the Website, encompassing the links you engage with.
Cookies: Information tracking through cookies, which are diminutive data files retained by the Website on your web browser, is a practice we employ. We utilize both session cookies, which cease to exist upon closing your browser, and persistent cookies, which endure on your browser until manually removed. These cookies enhance your browsing experience on the website, rendering it more tailored to your preferences.
How your information might be used
We may employ the gathered information in the following manners:
- To oversee and uphold the Website’s functionality.
- To establish your account, recognize you as a Website user, and tailor the Website to suit your account preferences.
- To transmit promotional materials, such as newsletters. Each promotional email will contain instructions on how to opt out of future communications.
- To dispatch administrative notifications, including administrative emails, confirmation messages, technical notifications, policy updates, or security alerts.
- To attend to your comments or inquiries.
- To furnish user assistance.
- To monitor and assess advertising on the Website.
- To safeguard, investigate, and discourage unauthorized or illegal activities.
When visitors leave comments on the site, we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.
Your email address will always remain private and won’t be visible to others. Additionally, you can choose to include an avatar, a brief profile description, and a link to your website if you wish.
Other users can see your username, avatar, profile description, and website information if you provide them.
Third-party use of personal information
We will only disclose your information to third parties if you have expressly granted us permission to do so.
Moreover, the Website may enlist the services of third-party service providers to manage various facets of its operations. Each third-party service provider abides by its individual privacy policies governing the use of your personal information.
Presently, the Website engages the following third-party service providers:
Plausible: Plausible runs an Analytics script to collect some anonymous usage data for statistical purposes. The goal is to track overall trends of the website traffic, and it is not to track individual visitors. All the data is in aggregate only. No personal data is collected.
Our commitment to safeguarding your personal information is resolute. We adhere to a strict policy of not selling, distributing or divulging your email addresses or any other personal information to any third party without your express consent. However, it is important to note that there are exceptional circumstances where the sharing of your personal information becomes necessary. Such instances may arise if another company or entity acquires the entirety or a substantial portion of our business, which could occur through means such as a merger, consolidation, or the acquisition of a significant portion of our assets.
Additionally, in the event of bankruptcy or a reorganization proceeding initiated by or against us, the transfer or disclosure of personal information collected via the website may become requisite. Rest assured, these actions are carried out with the utmost care and adherence to applicable legal requirements, prioritizing your privacy and security at all times.
Anonymous Data Utilization
Occasionally, we may employ anonymous data, which, on its own, does not singularly identify you or when amalgamated with information from other sources. This category of anonymous data may be shared with third parties for purposes such as marketing, advertising, or alternative applications. Illustrations of this anonymized data encompass analytics or data gleaned from cookies.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
You have the option to prevent cookies from being set by the website at any time through your internet browser settings. You can also delete already set cookies using your browser or other software programs. However, disabling cookies in your internet browser may limit the functionality of our website.
This Site is affiliated with Monumetric (dba for The Blogger Network, LLC) for the purposes of placing advertising on the Site, and Monumetric will collect and use certain data for advertising purposes. To learn more about Monumetric’s data usage, click here: Publisher Advertising Privacy
The website might take part in affiliate marketing. This involves putting special tracking links on the website. If you click on one of these links that connects to a partner website, a little file (cookie) will be saved on your web browser. This helps us keep track of any sales made through those links, which we do to earn commissions.
Newsletter subscriptions and tracking
On the website, you have the option to subscribe to our newsletter, which we may use for advertising purposes. All newsletters we send out include tracking pixels. These pixels are integrated into the emails and serve to analyze the effectiveness of our online marketing efforts.
Thanks to these tracking pixels, we can determine whether and when you open an email, as well as which links within the email you click on. Additionally, this functionality enables us to customize the content of future newsletters according to your interests. It’s important to note that this information and behavior will not be shared with third parties.
Your rights regarding personal information
You possess certain rights in relation to your personal information:
Opt-Out: You have the option to opt out of receiving future email communications from us by simply following the unsubscribe links provided in our emails. Alternatively, you may inform us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to be removed from our mailing list.
Access: You have the right to access the personal information we have about you. To do so, please make a request by emailing email@example.com
Amend: Should you need to amend or update your personal information, kindly reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Forget: In certain circumstances, you may request that we erase or forget your personal data. To initiate this process, please submit a request to email@example.com
Please be aware that there may be instances where we are obliged to retain specific information for recordkeeping purposes, to conclude ongoing transactions, or as mandated by legal requirements.
Sensitive Personal Information
Last updated: October 4th, 2023.